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Wildcat tennis team nets trio of all-metro honors
December 13, 2007
Cats singing praises of new medical device
December 13, 2007
It’s like a giant iPod,” De Soto athletic trainer Steve Hawkins said. OK, so maybe the school’s sparkling new Physiomed Hivamat 200 won’t crank out any Rolling Stones. Still, it’s been delivering De Soto’s winter sports coaches a heaping pile of “Satisfaction.”
Fleet-footed freshman keeps running
December 13, 2007
It hasn’t taken long for running to overtake the life of De Soto High School freshman Lacey Erickson — a point never better illustrated than the idea of her strapping on the running shoes Saturday at the Rim Rock Farms cross country course north of Lawrence.
Fielding full team encourages Cat wrestlers
De Soto struggles in high-caliber dual, set for challenging weekend tourney
December 13, 2007
It was a bad day for a team. The De Soto wrestling squad lost to Santa Fe Trail in a Thursday dual 68-6, the Cats only points coming via a forfeit. It was a good day for a program, however.
Stuco looks to provide Starside with birthday gift
December 13, 2007
The student council at Starside Elementary School is hoping to make the school’s 10th birthday special this year.
Celebrate freedom ensured in Bill of Rights
December 13, 2007
December is famous for Christmas Day and Pearl Harbor Day, but how many of you know the significance of Dec. 15?
Hitchcock’s passion makes Christmas program success
December 13, 2007
As charity drives go, the De Soto Multi-Service Center’s annual Christmas adopt-a-family program is a pretty low-key affair.
Community support said to be critical to drug testing
December 13, 2007
Officials from school districts that already have implemented random student drug testing agree community support is vital for the program to be successful.
Council orders modification of proposed trash contract
December 13, 2007
The De Soto City Council has requested Weldon Enterprises modify a proposed new service to allow the customers the option of paying more to have trash picked up that overflows new 95-gallon containers.
History books available
December 13, 2007
There are still copies of the book “A Historical View of De Soto, Kansas 1857-2000” available. Books will not be reordered once they are sold out.
Extension classes offered
December 13, 2007
The Johnson County K-State Research and Extension office offers a variety of classes for the general public.
Transit rides available
December 13, 2007
The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring a transit service to De Soto residents.
Book review: On Chesil Beach
by Ian McEwan
December 13, 2007
A short literary “one-sitting” novel describes the latest work by this best-selling author.
Johnson County Nutrition Menu
December 13, 2007
Friday/December 14 Baked fish/tarter sauce or chicken filet, wild rice, orange glazed carrot, rye bread, vanilla pudding, *diet vanilla pudding.
Welcome abroad
On court and off, exchange student a perfect fit for Cats
December 13, 2007
It’s the sports page, so the sports side has to come first. Ignore for now that German foreign exchange student Barbara Hartz, a junior at De Soto High School this school year, speaks fluent English, rarely pausing to wonder if she’s using the right word.
After years of decline, good times return to Kansas oil patch
December 13, 2007
Oil. Texas tea. Black gold.
Morrison asks judicial agency to investigate allegations
December 13, 2007
TOPEKA — Hoping to keep his job, Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison said Tuesday he wants an independent investigation into allegations made against him by a former subordinate with whom he had an extramarital affair.
Bilingual services
December 13, 2007
Faith Builders Church is now offering a bilingual church service at 9 a.m. Sundays at the church, 8390 Peoria St.
Reading circle
December 13, 2007
The De Soto United Methodist Church reading circle will meet at noon Tuesday at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road.
4-H news
December 13, 2007
The De Soto Legacy 4-H Club had its Christmas party the evening of Dec. 10 at the De Soto United Methodist Church.
Community calendar
December 13, 2007
Thursday/December 13 ¢ Men’s Bible study, The Crossing, 33180 W. 83rd St., 6:30 a.m. ¢ Massage therapist, De Soto Senior Center, 9 a.m. to noon. ¢ Moms in Touch International prayer group, The Crossing, 11 a.m. ¢ De Soto Chamber of Commerce meeting, 11:30 a.m. ¢ Discussion group with the Rev. Jeff Miller, Hillside Village of De Soto, 7 p.m. ¢ De Soto United Methodist Church administrative board meeting, De Soto United Methodist Church.
School calendar
December 13, 2007
Thursday/December 13 ¢ Starside third grade music program, Starside Elementary School, 7 p.m.
Fisher set to compete at pageant
December 13, 2007
Ashley Fisher, De Soto, was selected to participate in the 2008 Miss Kansas USA Pageant this weekend in Lawrence.
Agape Circle meeting
December 13, 2007
The Agape Circle of De Soto United Methodist Church will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the home of Bernice Casey.
Holiday card benefit children
December 13, 2007
Holiday cards to benefit TLC for Children and Families, Inc. are available at Gil Rumsey’s Gallery, 33041 W. 83rd St. in downtown De Soto and at his studio at 8201 Santa Fe Drive in Overland Park.
Bilingual Bible study
December 13, 2007
Faith Builders Church is offering a bilingual women’s Bible study at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church, 8390 Peoria St., De Soto.
Exploring the past/De Soto history
December 13, 2007
5 years ago FROM THE DE SOTO NEWS December 2002
Neighbors
December 13, 2007
The Willow Springs FCE will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at De Soto Baptist Church. The members will be the hostesses for the covered-dish luncheon.
Christmas celebration
December 13, 2007
The education council at De Soto United Methodist Church will have its annual children’s Christmas party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall at the church, 8760 Kill Creek Road, De Soto.
Special ed teacher shortage has district exploring options
December 13, 2007
De Soto USD 232 finally is feeling the teacher shortage already affecting most of the state.
K-10 pole sign to come down, city says
December 13, 2007
In asking the De Soto City Council for a concession as it negotiates to open a restaurant in De Soto Business Park, a Mr. Goodcents representative joked the company wasn’t asking for a tax break.
Starsiders queue up for the bee
December 13, 2007
As students filed out of the cafeteria one by one Monday with looks of disappointment on their faces, Starside Elementary School counselor Paula Henderson was there to greet them in the hallway.
Ice storm takes swipe at De Soto
December 13, 2007
An early winter ice storm that knocked out power for thousands of Kansas residents Tuesday only landed a light jab on De Soto.
School district won’t help pay for traffic light
December 13, 2007
Eight months after a traffic light was installed at Commerce Drive and Lexington Avenue, the De Soto City Council is restarting efforts to form a benefit district to pay for it.
Pearl Harbor surprise attack memories still fresh
December 13, 2007
On a Sunday morning 66 years ago, Millie Anderson stood in her back yard and watched World War II unfold in front of her.